How to choose Visa or Mastercard on the Sapphire?

Discuss the Visa & MasterCard payment networks as well as cards that operate through them.
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Postby bmw1990Z » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:46 pm

nicee card
Cards in my wallet:
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Postby Ratfacedudeguy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:40 pm

Regnohspf wrote:hey hematino is your chase sapphire preferred made of metal still?


hematino wrote:The card is made of metal (looks like steel) and it feels pretty heavy.


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Amex Green - NPSL - 05/12
Amex Zync - NPSL - 06/12
Discover it - $7750 - 11/12
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $5000 - 11/12
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Bank of America Cash Rewards Platinum Plus Visa - $3000 - 06/08
Citi Diamond Preferred Mastercard - $3000 - 05/12
GECRB Old Navy Visa - $2500 - 11/12
Chase Amazon Visa - $2000 - 11/12
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Postby MemberSince99 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:42 pm

It really is nice. That's the last one I plan to go for, summer of next year.

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Postby agp » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:45 pm

Is there a concierge on the MC? If so can anyone comment on how it is compared to VS concierge?

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Postby hematino » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:33 pm

Regnohspf wrote:hey hematino is your chase sapphire preferred made of metal still?


Yeah it's still metal. Scratches easily but I like it, it feels somehow durable.
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Postby hematino » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:38 pm

Thanks guys, I like the design too. Anyone else have the Mastercard version with me?


agp wrote:Is there a concierge on the MC? If so can anyone comment on how it is compared to VS concierge?


There is definitely a concierge on the MC version, but I have never used it though. When I test it out, I'll definitely post back and report how it was!
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Postby Money card » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:00 pm

agp wrote:Is there a concierge on the MC? If so can anyone comment on how it is compared to VS concierge?


Hey Agp yes because there both travel cards there is definitely concierge service. they do the same work if you need restaurants reservations as long as the restaurant takes reservations they will make it for you. they will make any reservations for car rentals the same.

for example let's say you wanted to go to a soccer game in England if you were to travel on business if that particular stadium doesn't take Visa then obviously the visa concierge service couldn't get you any tickets but the world elite Master card would.

basically they do the same work. with the exception that 1 day back in the late 80's in Toronto, I have never walked into a place that said they take Mastercard but they don't visa and the other way around they take visa but not Mastercard. I've gone into places that take Visa, Mastercard and American Express but they don't take Discover, I have gone into places that take Visa, Master card, Discover but not American express. I've also come across places that just take visa and Mastercard but not American Express or Discover.

so do you know of any places that take only visa or Mastercard only?

so when it comes to the concierge service they do the same work. you won't have any problems with either one.

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Postby agp » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:34 am

Money card wrote:so do you know of any places that take only visa or Mastercard only?


Nope, but I do know a place that takes ONLY Amex or cash.

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Postby Money card » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:34 pm

which has to be costco.

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Postby websteth » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:32 pm

So is there any real advantage to the MasterCard version versus the Visa Signature version?
American Express: Platinum, Zync, Platinum Delta SkyMiles, Blue, Starwood Preferred Guest
Barclaycard US: iTunes Reward Visa, US Airways Premier World MasterCard
Chase: Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature, Freedom Visa
Citi Bank: Hilton HHonors Visa Signature, AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard
Bank of America Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard
Discover: Discover it
Other:Macy's Star Rewards, Target REDCard



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